Pre-event for the Return of Asteroid Explorer "HAYABUSA" was Held

On June 6, which was a week before the return of "HAYABUSA," a pre-event, "Welcome Back to Earth, HAYABUSA!," was held at the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation.

At this event, approximately 300 people in Australia and Japan, such as astronomy fans and families, participated through a live connection with Australia where the capsule was supposed to land.

We welcomed Junichiro Kawaguchi (Professor and HAYABUSA Project Manager of Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, JAXA) for the Japan event site (National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation) and Trevor R. Ireland (Professor of The Australian National University) for the Australian event site (The National Science and Technology Centre of Australia) as we hoped for a safe return and deepened our understanding toward HAYABUSA which attracts attention in both countries.